Looking for a new way to control their audio sampling software, Instructables user 'Internep' made a small box housing a slider, rotary encoder, and eight large bolts - using them as buttons as a type of touch sensor. This allows very quick access to the various functions and sample playback thus allowing various effects to be made, such as:
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